Prof. Oloyede has charged politicians to fulfill electoral promises.
9Janewshub.com.ng report that Professor Abdulrahman Oloyede, an Islamic scholar and chief Imam of University of Ibadan has enjoined Nigerian politicians to remember the citizens in their dealings so that they can walk freely in society.
He also advised them to shun all evil deeds the way they shunned them during the Ramadan.
Oloyede in his Eld-Fitri festival sermon shortly after he led Muslim congregation to observe the two Rakah obligatory prayer on Monday in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital advised the political class to always remember to fulfill all electoral promises they made during the electioneering and campaign period.
The cleric also lamented over the ongoing strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) insisted that politicians should remember the masses so that they can be able to walk freely in the mist of the citizens.
The professor of Arabic and Islamic studies at the University of Ibadan, explained that it is worrisome that those in government could not find solutions to the ongoing ASUU strike which started over three months ago.
According to him, “The political class, you should remember the citizens for you to walk freely. Lecturers have been on strike for over three months and no one is talking. That shown that our country is not well. That shown that our country is not well.
“As we approach the 2023 elections, you should remember the citizens. If you don’t remember them, you will not be able to walk freely.
“This Eld Fitri is the one that precedes the elections, we appeal to the politicians to shun the evil deeds the way they shunned them during the Ramadan. We want you to toe the path of good.
“The citizens should be prayerful, you should not look for qualities. It has failed us. We should pray to God to give us good leaders”.
The Eld prayer was attended by a former governor of the state, Senator Rasidi Adewolu Ladoja, Senator Teslim Folarin, former Secretary to the state government, Chief Sharafadeen Abiodun Alli, Barrister Bayo Shittu among other notable Muslims in the state.